Buy US Airways Miles For 1.88 Cents Each!

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Earlier today I wrote about the Buy MIles promotions being offered by both American AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles through November 30, 2014.

As of October, US Airways has changed the way they sell miles, in the sense that they’ll apparently no longer be offering a 100% bonus on purchased miles. Instead they’ve kind of met somewhere in the middle in terms of how the two loyalty programs have approached selling miles. Under the current promotion they’re selling miles for as little as ~2.06 cents each.

However, reader Jay pointed out that apparently US Airways is still offering a 100% bonus on purchased miles for those with the US Airways Premier World Mastercard®. The promotion can be found after logging in at usairways.com/mcwelcome, and is valid through December 31, 2014.

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Here’s how it’s described, at least for me (it could be that they’re targeting different members with different offers):

Reach award travel even faster with this exclusive offer just for you.
As a new US Airways Dividend Miles® Mastercard® holder, you can get up to a 100% bonus when you use your card to buy miles – up to 50,000 bonus miles. This one-time-only deal is quick, easy and the perfect way to get miles for an award trip! Offer Valid from now through December 31, 2014.

Using this method you can indeed purchase US Airways miles for 1.75 cents each plus tax, which comes out to 1.88 cents per mile!

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The best part is that they don’t just offer the 100% bonus when purchasing miles in certain increments, but rather any size purchase qualifies for the 100% bonus. This is a great way to “right size” the mileage balances in accounts, if nothing else.

The promotion does reference “new US Airways Dividend Miles® Mastercard® holders,” though if you enter your Dividend Miles number and are offered the price all the way through the purchase page, you should be eligible. Best I can tell that link works for anyone with the co-branded card.

I guess buying US Airways miles for ~1.88 cents each isn’t dead.

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Comments

  1. Link works for me as well, 100k (50+50) is $1881.82 after taxes. I already have 40k for US and 50k in American, once they merge I should have more than enough for an award ticket in Y class. But purchasing miles seems like a great way to boost to F class roundtrip.

    Is buying miles a viable/cost-effective option for people? Or is it something that you would recommend against?

  2. has anyone tried putting in a different Mastercard? or just leave the field for US Air MC and put in a visa card number?
    thanks.

  3. Getting a little disappointed that you still haven’t published you LHR-CLT trip report yet! Tou said it would be posted by yesterday, still looking forward to it though.

  4. @ Robert — Sorry, there was so much news yesterday that I got sidetracked. Post has already been written and is scheduled to publish in just over two hours. 🙂

  5. This is amazing. This means that through targeted + regular promotions, I’ve been offered the chance at the 100% bonus for ALL of 2014!

  6. I got the US Airways Dividend Miles Premier World Master Card in July.
    I clicked on the link you gave and signed in but was offered this: ” Miles are sold for $0.035 per mile plus a tax recovery charge of 7.5%”
    Incidentally, I got my card in July. Perhaps I’m not new enough?

  7. Ben, I applied for and got this card BECAUSE I read this post. My card arrived today and the link only gives you 80k+45k bonus miles at a little more than 2 cents a mile. What gives? Is there anything we can do to try and get the other deal? I gotta be honest, I feel like I got the bait-and-switch.

    David

  8. Hi Ben,

    Thank you SO MUCH for posting this deal that I thought would never be alive again!! Do you know if they also have the 100% bonus on points sharing by any chance?

    I’m new to this blog but I’ve enjoyed reading every single articles of yours! (Especially the most recent one about your father’s surprise birthday trip!!)

    THanks again!

    -Lisa

  9. Just applied and got an instant approval for the card.

    However, I couldn’t get this deal to open up… do i need to receive the card physically and activate it before getting to this deal? Thanks

  10. @ Steve — There’s no guarantee it’ll work for all cards. I’d wait a bit, though, it could take a week or so until it works for your account.

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